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Carl Michael Bellman

Carl Michael Bellman; 4 February 1740 – 11 February 1795) was a Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, poet and entertainer. He is a central figure in the Swedish song tradition and remains a powerful influence in Swedish music, as well as in Scandinavian literature, to this day. He has been compared to Shakespeare, Beethoven, Mozart, and Hogarth, but his gift, using elegantly rococo classical references in comic contrast to sordid drinking and prostitution—at... Read More

Born4 February 1740
Stockholm, Sweden
Died11 February 1795 (aged 55)
Stockholm, Sweden
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